Windows 10: Windows Store apps versus downloaded software

Discus and support Windows Store apps versus downloaded software in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I'm still relatively new to Win10, having done a clean install on my laptop that had been running Win7 for a few years. I'm trying to understand if... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by ftw1, May 1, 2016.

  1. ftw1 Win User

    Windows Store apps versus downloaded software


    I'm still relatively new to Win10, having done a clean install on my laptop that had been running Win7 for a few years.

    I'm trying to understand if there's any advantage/disadvantage to installing apps from the Windows Store versus installing the regular versions of the same software. For example, I'm a long-time user of portable apps and for years have used the portable version of VLC. However, I saw that there's a VLC app available from the Store. So I installed both versions (i.e. the portable version and the Store app version) and the portable version is clearly more robust and has more features than the app. Such being the case, why would anyone want the Store app version versus the regular or portable version? Is there some advantage to installing the Store apps instead of the regular or portable versions of software? Do the apps install and uninstall at lot cleaner than their non-app counterparts?

    :)
     
    ftw1, May 1, 2016
    #1

  2. when the app flightradar24 come complet in windows phone??

    thank you
    7thSense
    for reply but i dont think FlightAware can Versus flightradar24 there no app in windows phone store can
    Versus Flightradar24.this app important for Businessmens.
     
    Arabian Prince, May 1, 2016
    #2
  3. mhrc4 Win User
    Marketplace apps creating weird entries in "Remove Programs" list.

    this is by design I believe, its the unique IDs that help Windows Mobile manage Marketplace apps versus other downloaded/installed apps
     
    mhrc4, May 1, 2016
    #3
  4. Windows Store apps versus downloaded software

    The store aps are "guaranteed" be Microsoft to be virus-free, and they won't clash with Windows 10.

    Outside the store, there are many fine diagnostic and maintenance software, such as Malwarebytes Anti-malware, CCleaner, Win Patrol, CoreTemp, and others. Also, high-tech games (which are sometimes expensive) are available outside the store.
     
    Vince Massi, May 1, 2016
    #4
Thema:

Windows Store apps versus downloaded software

Loading...
  1. Windows Store apps versus downloaded software - Similar Threads - Store apps versus

  2. Windows store will not download apps

    in Microsoft Windows 10 Store
    Windows store will not download apps: Hi im having tons of trouble with windows after installing a new motherboard. Windows would not activate with my old key at all, so I bought a new one spent an hour last night on the phone with MS trying to activate my new product key and finally did. Problem today is I cant...
  3. Windows Store - Will not download specific apps

    in Microsoft Windows 10 Store
    Windows Store - Will not download specific apps: Hello All... I'm sure this issue has been brought up... I have scoured Microsoft forums. Tried every fix, including a Factory Hard Reset. I'm at my wit's end. Windows will not download and install at all Gears of war 4. Just won't do it. Sits on the download. The store will...
  4. Download Software at Microsoft Store

    in Microsoft Windows 10 Store
    Download Software at Microsoft Store: Dear, i bought affinity photo at Window store, but the download file still no responding. please help. Regards Ari https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/download-software-at-microsoft-store/b95eb8e5-5bcd-43da-af47-fb87d91db27f"
  5. Problems to download apps in Windows store

    in Microsoft Windows 10 Store
    Problems to download apps in Windows store: I have had many Problems to download apps in Windows store, when I try to download the applications it gives errors, it freezes, it closes, it doesn't work...
  6. Not downloading apps in Windows Store

    in Microsoft Windows 10 Store
    Not downloading apps in Windows Store: I wanted to get the adblock extension on Edge through the MS store but this appeared (see the picture below). And yes I tried logged in with a microsoft account too and the same thing appears. Honestly I don't know what to do. I tried clearing the cache and reseting the store...
  7. No Download button on windows store apps

    in Windows 10 Software and Apps
    No Download button on windows store apps: hello. I just wanted to download a game, which is new. Asphalt Xtreme. So when I went to the store, opened up the game page and I didn't saw a download button. The other day the button was there. But today when I wanted to download an other app, there was no download or...
  8. Windows store app download issue

    in Windows 10 Software and Apps
    Windows store app download issue: I just got a laptop with a 128GB SSD. I started to download apps off the store right away. I saw Disney infinity 3.0 which looked awesome and hit download, I left my laptop to download everything and when I came back I saw that Disney Infinity was 14 GB and almost 6 GB was...
  9. Where are Windows Store apps downloaded to?

    in Windows 10 Software and Apps
    Where are Windows Store apps downloaded to?: Something very odd is happening. I tried to install a number of Windows Store apps ---- none of them would download, so I thought I would try again later, it might be a temporary glitch. Then by pure chance I discovered a lot of files from these apps on an external USB drive,...
  10. App Store Not Downloading Or Installing Apps

    in Windows 10 Software and Apps
    App Store Not Downloading Or Installing Apps: First off, thank you microsoft for turning solitaire into a competition game, ... And because hearts is no longer part of what is installed in windows, I figured I'd hit up the Store app and fetch me one. Open the store. Search for "Hearts" Click on "Games" in the...